The Moorings of New Harbor, Maine

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Local Places of Interest


Here are some of the many things to do while staying with us:
Places of Interest


Boat Tours
• Hardy Boat Cruises
New Harbor's sightseeing and Monhegan Island Ferry.

• Fish Maine Charters
A guide to fishing charters in our great state of Maine.

• Local Golf Course - Wawenock Country Club, Walpole
Visitors welcome.

Historical Sites
• Colonial Pemaquid
Reconstructed Fort William Henry, archaeological excavations, museum, and Fort House.

• Monhegan Island Light
Monhegan's history goes back over 400 years. A lighthouse was first built here in 1824. The current 47 foot tower of unpainted granite blocks dates from 1850, and sits atop the center of the small island, 178 feet above the water.
• Pemaquid Lighthouse Park
Pemaquid Point, with its Lighthouse, Fisherman's Museum, and Pemaquid Artists Gallery is New Harbor's main attraction.

Local Beaches
• Pemaquid Beach Park
In New Harbor, Pemaquid Beach is mid-coast Maine's only sandy beach. Within walking distance of the Moorings, this park offers a white sand beach, food, showers, and a terrific view of John's Bay.

Monhegan Island
• Monhegan House
Built in 1870 the Monhegan House has long been a haven for artists, birdwatchers and nature lovers.
• The Island Inn
The Island Inn sits atop a bluff overlooking the harbor, the ocean and, in the evening, the setting sun. The original parts of the building were erected in 1816 by Josiah Starling and it became known as the Pink House. Toward the end of the century, when Monhegan became a popular destination for summer visitors, paying guests were accommodated, and in 1907, and again in 1910, the building was extended and the Island Inn, as it is seen today, became a well established part of island life.
• The Moorings Monhegan
The High and Low Moorings are our two comfortable, rental homes on this historic and fascinating Island. Located below the Monhegan Lighthouse overlooking the ocean and harbor, there are superb views from the many decks. The interiors are spacious and fully furnished.

More Information and Ideas
• Down East
The online edition of Down East, the Magazine of Maine, takes you on an adventure to discover unexpected places and fascinating people across the Pine Tree State. Down East is the only publication that brings you the real Maine, all year long.

• The Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center, Rockland (40 miles north)
The Farnsworth Art Museum offers a nationally recognized collection of American art in its elegantly appointed galleries. Such great names in 18th- and 19th-century American art history as Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, Thomas Eakins, Eastman Johnson, Fitz Hugh Lane, Frank Benson, Childe Hassam, and Maurice Prendergast are represented in the museum's permanent collection entitled Maine in America.

• Audubon
The world famous society's website with much information on Maine birds and birding.
• Gulf of Main Aquarium
The aquatic research and educational center in Portland.
• Maine Birding
Information about birding in the State of Maine. Our variety of habitat and climate zones makes Maine a great place for birding - almost anywhere in the State.
• Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve
In New Harbor, this large tidal pool was a favorite spot of Rachel Carson and dedicated to her in 1970.

• Bradley Inn
Fine dining.
• Little Echo Lobster
Skip Hanna will cook fresh lobsters and clams to go.
• Rosario's Cafe and Pizzeria
• Shaw's Fish and Lobster Wharf
Fresh lobsters, clams and other seafood out of New Harbor waters.
• The Sea Gull Shop
Breakfast with a view.

Sea Kayaking
• Sea Spirit Adventures
New Harbor's own great kayaking adventures on the Damariscotta River and Muscongus Bay.

Tides and Weather
• Local Weather
Links to sites with satellite images, synoptic weather maps, radar maps, etc. MEMA's general weather information page.
• Tide Charts
For Midcoast Maine and Penobscot Bay.

Whale Watching
Experience the adventure of seeking the world's largest mammals aboard the Harbor Princess.


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